2018-2019 120 results

German official is wrong. Giving in to hate is not the answer to rising anti-Semitism

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18 Felix Klein, a federal official in Germany responsible for combating anti-Semitism, warned German Jews against wearing kippas everywhere in public last week after a government report showed a 20% ...

Letter to the Editor: The problem with coverage of Israel on campus

Views expressed in opinion columns and letters-to-the-editor are the author’s own. The Diamondback has had some seriously problematic coverage of Israel-related affairs on campus lately and declined to print our opinion piece calling them out, ...

Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20 Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on ...

Jewish studies program sees redesign as student engagement declines

By Vanessa Reis For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Jewish studies major at this university is being redesigned after numbers in the program dropped significantly, said Hayim Lapin, director of The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies. Lapin said ...

Gymkana troupe members stay performance-ready through Passover

By Alexander Tuerk For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Jason Nekritz, a senior general biology major, performed in Gymkana’s show on April 27 as part of the annual Maryland Day festivities. A stunning feat of acrobatics and flexibility, the show was not for ...

Kedma election fills five board positions, including president, vice president

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish community on campus, elected executive board members and officers for five of its eleven positions this week. Liana Chesir was elected vice president of Kedma, taking over ...

Students open hearts, minds through poetry at Sermon Slam 2019

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Stamp Student Union’s grand ballroom lounge wasn’t just a room full of poetry and snapping Monday night but also a room full of bravery, identity and emotion as students shared their renditions ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Tamara Soleymani and Daniel Ben-Or

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira When junior government and politics and psychology major Tamara Soleymani arrived at the Maryland Dairy Tuesday afternoon for her blind date, she was surprised to meet not a new person, but a ...

From tzitzis to swag: The convergence of Jewish Orthodoxy and Greek life

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira When Andrew Schwartz opens his drawers each morning, stacks of Alpha Epsilon Pi sweatshirts and rows of kippas make him hesitate. The sophomore management major has a choice: to broadcast his ...

Hillel hosts Red Cross blood drive to give back to those in need

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson Maryland Hillel hosted its biannual blood drive in the Multi-Purpose room at the Rosenbloom Center Friday afternoon. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 25 members of the Hillel community were able to ...